Advocacy to reduce child labour

Country level engagement and advocacy to reduce child labour (CLEAR): Fact sheet

The Project aims to enhance the capacity of the Philippines to reduce child labour by supporting its actions addressing the recommendations contained in the USDOL’s Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour Report.

To achieve the goals of the Philippine Programme Against Child Labour (PPACL), there are some areas at the level of national policies and programmes that need to be addressed as per the 2012 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor Report of the US Department of Labor (USDOL) such as: (a) laws and regulations, e.g., gap between minimum age for work and age of compulsory schooling; (b) coordination and enforcement, e.g., enforcement of child labour laws and how this relates with the anti-trafficking efforts; and (c) social programmes, e.g., enhancing existing social protection programmes to address child labour.